Opeth (Swedish progressive metal/rock)

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Opeth are a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. The band incorporates folk, blues, classical, and jazz elements into its usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from death metal, especially in their early works. Songs may include acoustic guitar passages, Mellotrons, death growls, and strong dynamic shifts.

The group have been through several personnel changes since early in their history, including the replacement of every original member. Lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has been Opeth's driving force since the departure of founder and lead vocalist David Isberg in 1992. The band rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums, but since their first world tour in support of the 2001 album Blackwater Park, they have had several other major world tours.

Opeth have released 13 studio albums, four live DVDs, four live albums (three that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. With their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries (2005), the band achieved chart success in several dozen countries, including Top Ten in Sweden. Their ninth studio album, Watershed (2008), topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release, and reached 23 on the US Billboard 200 chart. As of November 2009, the band have sold over 1.5 million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide, including 300,000 collective SoundScans of their albums Blackwater Park, Damnation, and Deliverance in the United States.

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1998My Arms, Your HearseOpeth4.218
1999Still LifeOpeth4.4510
2001Blackwater ParkOpeth4.5520
2005Ghost ReveriesOpeth4.4521
2014Pale CommunionOpeth48
2019In Cauda VenenumOpeth417

Album + Compilation

2006Collector’s Edition SlipcaseOpeth51
2007Blackwater Park / DeliveranceOpeth31
2008The Candlelight Years (and The Wooden Box)Opeth56
2013Peaceville Presents… OpethOpeth1
2015Deliverance & DamnationOpeth3

Album + Live

2003Lamentations: Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2003Opeth4.56
2007The Roundhouse TapesOpeth57
2010In Live Concert at the Royal Albert HallOpeth47
2011The Devil’s Orchard: Live at Rock Hard Festival 2009Opeth1
2017Opeth / EnslavedOpeth / Enslaved1
2018Garden of the Titans: Opeth Live at Red Rocks AmphitheatreOpeth3.510


2003Still Day Beneath the SunOpeth41
2005The Grand ConjurationOpeth1
2005Selections from Ghost ReveriesOpeth1
2007Soldier of FortuneOpeth51
2008Porcelain HeartOpeth2
2011The Throat of WinterOpeth31
2011The Devil’s OrchardOpeth52
2012The Lines in My HandOpeth1
2014Cusp of EternityOpeth1
2016Will o the WispOpeth1
2016The Wilde FlowersOpeth1
2019Svekets PrinsOpeth1
2022Width of a CircleOpeth1

Single + Live

2018Ghost of Perdition (live)Opeth4

Other + Demo

1993Apostle in TriumphOpeth1

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